What’s Next?

I’m out of town, but will be busy working on UFOs while I’m gone.  I’ve talked recently about participating in the Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery, and plan to get further ahead on that project.  I put it on my UFO list, but it really is my current project.  That’s okay, I’ll keep plugging along until I get the top done.  I hope to have some progress photos soon!

Week 4 photo 2

Back in the early 2000s, I started collecting batik fabric, like so many other quilters.  I have quite a bit to use up, but I need to organize it first.

I have 2 sets of these drawers, full of fabric.  One drawer contains my batiks, and they are a MESS!  Part of the reason is that I used batiks for my Bonnie Hunter Mystery.


Here’s what it looks like in the drawer.  Believe it or not, I used to have it in a tub and my daughter would frequently ask to borrow, “the batik tub”! It went back and forth between us, but my drawer is still overflowing!Week 4 photo 3




Not only do I have the drawerfull of larger pieces, I also have a tub full of batik scraps.  It’s time to organize the lot of them, and figure out how I’m going to reduce the amount that I have.  We haven’t talked about patterns or ideas for quilt tops yet, but I get to that soon.

Week 4 photo 1

So, here’s the plan, I’ll straighten out what is in the drawer first, weed out anything smaller than a fat quarter and put that in the scrap tub.  Shall I work on my scraps first to bust them out of my stash?  We’ll see what the week brings!

Until next time


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